The southern states of the USA are affectionately referred to as the Dixie region, Alabama (the Yellowhammer State) is known as the Heart of Dixie. Today, Alabama has a strong economy with ties to the automotive industry, finance healthcare, education retail and technology. Remember to fill out your ESTA registration whenever you’re planning a visit to the United States. The application process is quick and easy, and once you’re approved you’ll be granted entry to the country for up to 90 days. Then you’ll be free to look forward to a relaxing break in the Heart of Dixie.
Orange Beach Waverunner Dolphin Tour
A fun filled day of fun for all the family allows you to get up close a personal with some of the most majestic creatures of the ocean. First of all you’ll receive an introduction to riding a jet ski, and then it’s all aboard as you zip across the water, accompanied by your tour, as you search the bay for dolphins and their sea life friends. These dolphins are used to human interaction so don’t be surprised if they feel comfortable enough to get close to you. The day is finished off with free time to explore the marina by Jet Ski at your own leisure.
Hank Williams Memorial
Highly regarded as one of the most influential and significant American artists of all time, Hank Williams was a pioneer in country & western and honky tonk music where he was prolific from his big break in 1937 right through to his untimely death in 1953 at the tender age of 29. Today, the grave of Hank Williams is a must see attraction in Montgomery, Alabama where thousands of people take the time to remember a musical legend.
Dexter Parsonage Museum
Best known as the home of Dr Martin Luther King, and his family, from 1954 to 1960, this site was known as the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church from 1920 until 1992. Then, in 1982, the house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places , ensuring its preservation for generations to come. Today, operating as a museum, the Dexter Parsonage provides keen visitors an insight into the life of Martin Luther King, complete with documentaries and discussion groups on King’s family and place in the community. Finish off your trip with a stop at the gift shop, because everybody loves a little trinket.
Secretly Awesome Harbour Tour
Enjoy a fun filled cruise to Mobile Harbour where it is common to see the American Alligator, dolphins and birds along with the a number of historical landmarks, naval vessels and cargo ships, all up close and personal. As well as offering glorious views, this tour is a great resource of the rich history of the Mobile area, particularly from a naval perspective. With live commentary on board from very knowledgeable tour guides, the cruise also offers pick up and drop off from selected hotels. The cruise departs from the famous Bluegill restaurant, which is highly recommended for great food and live music.